新人大補帖


新人大補帖

 

 給夏大新鮮人的一封信

 先向你說聲恭喜,你來到了一個如人間仙境的好地方!

剛來的你,不知道未來是否會像我們當時一樣,常常叫苦連天,鎮日想家。夏威夷的好,是住越久越能體會的!希望我們提供生活學業上的若干訊息,讓你可以在最短的速度,體會出夏威夷天邊常掛那道彩虹的美好,當你運氣好的時候,天空是可以同時出現兩道彩虹 的喔。單憑好運是很渺茫的事情,強烈建議下面的資訊有空瀏覽一下,不敢保證你一帆風順,但至少不會輸在起跑點!

           祝  身心愉快 學業順利

一群夏大台灣同學會的老骨頭 筆


 夏威夷環境簡介

originally written by Ben Lin, & later modified by Chenling Chou & Later modified by Dorinda Liu

(Note: all the information listed here is subject to change.) 

  俗話說: 在家靠父母, 出外靠朋友. 現在我們大家一同到了太平洋上的夏威夷求學就是有緣. 存著感恩的心互相幫忙切磋經驗也是應該的. 以下乃是台灣同學會(原中國同學會)的學長學姐們在此異國辛苦求學時所留下的一些生活經驗. 雖稱不上是寶典, 但卻也很實用.

       我們可以簡單的分成食、衣、 住、行、育、樂、保健、通訊等大項作簡短說明,讓你自行搭配個人需求來打包前往夏大的行囊,也很歡迎,你提供新的資訊,讓我們更新,以嘉惠未來的夏大學弟妹。

 

  一般來說在夏威夷普通吃一頓飯的花費在美金六元上下, . 營業凌晨七點至下午三四點的中國城,或是二十四小時的超市 (像Safeway, Daiei, 或是Foodland等) 都可以買到新鮮的肉類及蔬菜水果。

  • 要到中國城(Chinatown),請搭Express A 公車,在Culture Plaza下車即可。

  • Daiei超市University Avenue street搭乘前往Ala Moana Center的6號或18號公車即可抵達,裡面有許多日式 and other Asian食物, 亦有生活雜貨如枕頭等,酒類產品也很齊全,但美國購買酒類需出示身分證明年滿二十一歲,煙類十八歲,全年無休二十四小時營業

  • Foodland超市 位於Ala Moana Shopping Center一樓,爾後再作解釋,週一至週五至晚上十點,週日視季節調整營業時間

  • 大同電鍋:應該不用執著大同電鍋,這裡有賣各種電鍋。筷子:不用,這裡大部分的餐廳都和台灣一樣,有免洗筷子,也買得到,但是你可能會帶你自己慣用的筷子。

  • 台灣食物:夏威夷有很多東方食物,不用擔心買不到這些食物,不過特定品牌可能就沒有,要自己帶,如台灣某些牌子的泡麵。

  夏威夷一年四季皆是陽光普照的好天氣幾乎天天都穿短袖,一年中只除了少數一兩個禮拜需要穿上薄長袖、長褲,或是有時學校教室或是公車上冷氣可能開得比較強,所以長袖衣物仍是不可缺少,如果進入Hamilton Library,倒是有可能穿上後外套,那裡是夏大唯一的冬天偶爾下下陣雨,但是也不會下很久,推薦雨傘是夏威夷的包包的必備用品,大熱天遮陽,下雨天則可擋雨,好處多多。

夏威夷的天氣這裡衣服的風格是美系,所以,如果想買一些東方系列花俏衣物, 你是很難買到如你意的,所以還是在台灣帶一些自己喜歡的衣服來夏威夷。這裡的服飾店也常在打折 (通常在國定假日前後), 不過夏威夷物價較高喔!

 

學校的Housing Office外或是各大樓公寓一樓的佈告欄(bulletin)找是否有空房出租,再打電話詢問,平常 one studio or one bedroom 的每月的價錢在 US$400-800左右,兩房一廳約 $800-1200,因地點或付傢俱包水電與否價錢會有所不同,許多房東都會要求要繳交一個月押金, 鑰匙押金,或是至少要住滿半年,搬走時要清理房子地毯等,這些都是很普遍的要求。此外,找個好室友也是很重要的事情. 切記切記

強烈建議人在台灣找好房子,再來夏威夷,這裡靠近校區、價格合理的房子非常難找,關於這個請參考本網站 "生活智慧王-住在夏威夷 "。

  • 腳踏車、枕頭、棉被這些家用品找到房子之後便要添購一些家用品之類的東西Ala Moana Shopping Center裡的Sears, JC Penny或是Liberty House百貨公司或是較平價的K-Mart超市中都可以買到

  • 家電用品(電視音響)可至Ala Moana Shopping Center二樓的ShirokiaDaiei購買Ross,裡頭除了平價的衣服外也有一些家用品.

  • 電腦用品可至Ala Moana Blvd上的CompUSA或是Office Max選購

  • 一般雜貨及相片沖洗:到Safeway or Longs Drugs

 

  搭夏威夷當地的“The BUS”公車 : 只要到學校UHM campus center ID or ticket office, or Foodland, or 7-11 都可以買到本月公車月票,公車路線圖在行政大樓或是 Campus Center都可以免費索取. 如果你住 East Weast Center, 一樓大廳也有的拿. 美金$40的月票(大學生及成人)可以讓你在一個月內無限次數搭乘公車不然成人(大學生算成人不可投學生票)搭乘一次需美金$2.00如有需要可以在上車時向司機索取轉乘票 (transfer ticket)限時 (約兩個小時) 的時間內可用來轉乘公車無須再付費如果不確定下車地點可以在上車時麻煩司機告知公車上前兩排是殘障專用位,公車路線及時間可自行打電話到848-5555詢問注意此地大部分站牌上都沒站名和停靠公車的號碼,如要搭乘計程車需打電話叫車電話請參考本地電話簿. Or call city taxi at 524-2121,如果要考夏威夷當地的駕駛執照須通過筆試及路考,詳情參考本地電話簿 and look for driver license

說實在的, 到書店買份地圖 or bus guide是很有幫助的. 希望大家求學愉快!

  • Ala Moana的公車:搭 Express A或是6號, 18號。路上還會經過 WarMart, WalGreen, 和Daiei

  • K-Mart 超市的公車:搭 Express A或是6號,到Ala Moana轉 19號或是20號公車,切記Ala Moana 有兩個搭19/20公車處,兩個方向相反,一個去Waikiki,一個去Airport,你要選擇往Airport的那個公車站搭車即可。

出國前建議去辦一張國際駕照,雖說夏威夷是幾個小島的州,偶爾親友來訪,會需要租車載大家兜兜風。

 

  • 文具Longs Drugs、 Safeway、  UHM campus bookstore、或是King 和 University Ave交叉口的韓國文具店"藍小熊"裡可以買到不用擔心文具用品,這裡都買的到。價格和樣式上,台灣比夏威夷優質多了,如果你的行李箱有空位,多買些也無妨。

  • 英漢電子辭典應該要在台灣事先買好,美國確實很難買到,去China Town還是可以買到,但是價格貴多了,機款也是不是最新的。

 

    這是最不用擔心 的一點,夏威夷有很多戶外活動,特別是水上運動。

 

保健

    請自備常用藥品,如腸胃藥,美國醫藥用品非常貴,而且有些藥必須有醫生處方簽才買得到。 買處方簽的藥,請到Long Drugs即可買到。美國醫藥費用昂貴,購買海外醫療方面的意外險,是可以考慮的。

 

通訊

當地公共電話Hawaiian Telecom 一通要50 cent。

  • Verizon (賣電話, 呼叫器什麼都有), 以及位於Ala Moana Blvd旁的Sprint Store., Hotel street與Alakea street交叉口的VoiceStream (本地唯一公司使用與台灣相同的GSM系統, 但不同頻), 或是Alakea street與Queen street交叉口的AT&T都是可以去申請行動電話的公司. T.Mobile, 這是另一家手機公司

 

其他

  Ala Moana Shopping Center乃是夏威夷最大的購屋中心. 三層的建築內有許多家百貨公司及商店超市. From UHM campus, take No. 6, 18, or Express A bus. From other places,前面註明Ala Moana CTR的公車都有到.  回程 No. 6 & 18 公車都有開到學校 East West Road ( go into UHM campus ONLY BEFORE 6:30pm, Mon-Sat)     Ala Moana 開到晚上九點

 

駐檀香山台北經濟文化辦事處 (類似台灣大使館, 管簽證及留學生事宜還有文件證明的地方), 電話:595-6347, 緊急聯絡電話351-8818. Mon. Fri. 8:00 11:30am, 1:00 4:30pm. Sat. 8:00 11:30am.

作者Ben Lin, 2000-2001 夏威夷太平洋大學(Hawaii Pacific University)台灣同學會會長。 Chenling Chou擔任 2001-2002 夏威夷大學 (U. of Hawaii-Manoa) 台灣同學會會長 。Dorinda Liu擔任 2005年夏威夷大學(U. of Hawaii-Manoa) 台灣同學會資管部長。

 


What you need to do when you arrive

 

(資料來源: Chenling Chou提供)

1.     Report your arrival to the UH International Student Service office (ISS) with all your official documentation, and purchase student insurance. ISS is on 2F of Student Service Center (near campus center).  Information about medical insurance is available at ISS. Be sure to tell them your email address, so you can be on the ISS mailing list.  Also, attend ISS orientations and important workshops.  Visit ISS regularly to keep yourself updated about scholarship opportunities and activities.

2.     Report to International Student Office to apply for the Social Security Number(SSN) at the Federal Building (downtown).  After you have SSN, you can apply for Hawaii State ID.  You can receive discount at some restaurants or tourist attractions.

3.     Go to Campus Center to get your UH student ID, get a campus map, and bus schedules.  UH bookstore within campus center.

4.     Make appointment, and obtain a “health card” at the Student Health Center.  Please note that TB shots may be required for new students.

5.     Talk to your academic advisor, and discuss your classes for upcoming semester.

6.     Contact the English Language Institute (ELI), and take the English placement test.  (if your TOEFL score is higher than 600, you are exempted from the taking the test).  EFL program: http://alaike.lcc.hawaii.edu/LanguageArts/eli.html

7.     Register for your class and pay tuition before the deadline. Get the “Schedule of Classes” brochure from Student Service Center. It’s a gray brochure.

Course registration website: http://www.pae.hawaii.edu/  or 808-296-6723.

Please read carefully about the deadline of tuition payment, the deadline and

percentage of refund if dropping a class, and the deadline of dropping a class without

“W” (withdraw) on your transcript.

8.     Open a checking account at one of the local banks because you need to do a lot of transaction with checks. You can open an account with your passport if you have not got SSN. American Savings BANK is on campus, near the campus center, open M-Fri, 8am-4pm=> bring your passport and maybe I-20 to open an account for the first time.

Local banks: American Savings (one branch on UH campus, near Sinclair library),

First Hawaiian Bank (branches on South King St., and in Manoa Market place), Bank

of Hawaii (branches on University Ave., and in Maona Market place ),  Federal

Credit Union (a branch on UH campus, and a branch on South King St.).  For more

information, check out http://www.nfsn.com/business/Hawaii/usbanks.htm

9. Go to the Help Desk on the ground floor of KELLER HALL (near Hamilton library) to ask questions about your UH email account, free Internet access and computer-related matters.

10. There are at least 3 cafeterias on campus for your to grab something to eat. one in campus center, another near library, and the big cafeteria is near undergraduate dorms.


Living on Oahu, Hawaii.

 

–Weather

Honolulu has no winter, and the mild temperature is usually about 200C to 280C, all year long.  Some beaches are open to public, for example, the Waikiki beach and the infamous North shore, where Baywatch is currently shooting their scenes.  In Hawaii, you will never get lost, because you either end up on the beach or the mountain side.  In either case, you just have to walk towards the opposite way of where you were coming from.  Weather report: http://www.hawaiicam.com/daily/weather/index.shtml

 

–Clothing:

T-shirts, shorts, or jeans are the common dress code if you are staying in Hawaii. In classroom setting, the similar dress code applies. However, be sure to have a jacket or sweater with you whenever you go to UH library because the air conditioning is very strong.    Also, it is wise to have some formal dresses or suits if you expect to attend conference or official meetings to attend.

       

–Housing:

Short-term housing

East West Center dorms: Hale Manoa, Hale Kuahine.

These two dorms are in great location on campus, on East West Road, near library, student health center, and Moore Hall) Short-term is 20 nights maximum. $25/night for single room, $33/night for double room. Need to find someone in EWC dorm to be your sponsor if you want to live as a short-term resident.

East West Center housing Reservations ( 8am-4pm, M-F): 1711 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1711, USA. Tel: (808) 944-7805, FAX (808) 944-7790, E-mail: housing@ewc.hawaii.edu  Hale Manoa reception desk 24 hours available: 808-9447960

- Youth hostel: YMCA, and YWCA (approximately $20 a night)

* Waikiki AYH, 2417 Prince Edward, Honolulu, (808) 926-8313

* Honolulu AYH (across from UH), 2323A Seaview Ave., Honolulu, (808) 946-0591

* YMCA Atherton Branch, 1810 University Ave., Honolulu, (808) 946-0253

* YMCA Atkinson Branch, 401 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, (808) 941-3344

* YWCA Fernhurst Residence, 1566 Wilder Ave., Honolulu, (808) 941-2231

Long-term housing

On-campus housing:

 

1. UH dorms: available to all students but require early registration with the UH housing

 2. East West Center dorms: Hale Manoa, Hale Kuahine

 Cost: $15/night for a single room, $21/night for a double room, minimum 30 nights. Ask for "Special housing program application form". Graduate students can apply for EWC student affiliate-ship and get discount on the dorm rents (become $12/night for a single room, $15/night for a double room).

Off-campus housing:

Cost: Rent runs between $300 and $500 for a single apartment, $400 and $600 for double apartments or shared housing. If you plan to have a car while here, you should be sure your apartment comes with a free parking space. Parking isn’t easy in Honolulu. If the room is shared, then the rent will be halved; however, caution is advised for students who share rooms with others.

Suggestion locations: near UH or Manoa, Makiki, MaCully, and Waikiki.

Where to look for housing ads:

=> campus bulletin boards (in the Campus Center, the Student Services building, and near Hamilton & Sinclair Libraries)

=> local Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper (check the classified ad section)

–Dining:

On-campus dining plan:  Information about Marriot meal plan


GENERAL INFORMATION about UHM CAMPUS

 

GETTING TO KNOW DIRECTION

Pharmacies and grocery stores are located about half a mile mauka from campus at Manoa Marketplace or makai at Star Market on the corner of King and Beretania Streets.  (Mauka means “toward the mountains” and makai means “toward the ocean. Daimond Head means “east” and Ewa means “west”).

 

UH CAMPUS CENTER

Personal articles, as well as books and supplies, are available at the University Bookstore, located on the lower floor of the UH Campus Center.  The bookstore is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday — Friday, and from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday. The bookstore phone number is 956-8252.  The Kampus Korner is a sundry store with pastries and other snacks, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday — Friday, and is located on the main floor of the Campus Center.  Kahea ai Café, the main campus dining room (7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday — Friday), is also located   on this level.  The copy center and Taco Bell restaurant (11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday — Friday) are located on the ground floor.

 

POST OFFICE

The campus post office (located near the Campus Center) is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Phone 956-9778.  There is also a post office in the Manoa Marketplace that is open to noon on Saturday.

 

BANKS

American Savings Bank is located on campus, in Hemenway Hall near the Campus Center.  Banking hours in Honolulu are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.  The phone number for First Hawaiian Bank, Manoa Marketplace Branch is 973-6481 and the number for American Savings Bank, UH Campus Branch is 973-6211. 

There are also ATM machines at the Campus Center on the ground floor on the Diamond Head side (eastern end) of the building, outside of Taco Bell.  Other banks such as Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank and First Hawaiian Bank are also located within walking distance of the EWC.

 

MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS from Hale Manoa (EWC dorm)

The East-West Center and the University of Hawai’i each have their own telephone systems.  EWC lines have a 944- prefix and UH lines have a 956- prefix.  To call outside on either system, dial “9” first.

Phones in Hale Manoa are restricted to local calls or non-operator assisted long distance calls.  Long distance calls may be made from your room if they are made through a pre-paid calling card.

 

MEALS

Meals can be purchased at the Paradise Palms Restaurant (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday — Friday, 956-7229) next to Hamilton Library.  One cafeteria is located in campus center, and another next to American Savings Bank in Manoa Garden, near Sinclair library.  You can find information about on-campus dining plan and purchase a Marriott dining card in campus center.  Vending machines are located throughout the university campus.  There are also several ethnic restaurants, convenience stores and major supermarkets near the corner of King St. and University Ave (South to UH), or in Maona Market place (north to UH).  They are within a 15-20 minute walking distance from UHM campus.

 

EMERGENCY AND HOSPITAL INFORMATION

For emergencies dial 9 – “911.”

To reach UH Security:

           24-hour number:  956-6911 or 956-8211

UH Student Health Services Center (across the street from Hale Manoa dormitory) is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday — Friday, 956-8965)

 

Honolulu has several hospitals and medical centers near our campus:

           Queen’s Medical Center          538-9011,  Straub Clinic & Hospital  522-4000

           Kaiser Permanente: Honolulu Clinic 593-2950,  Moanalua Medical Center   834-5333

TRANSPORTATION

UH campus “rainbow shuttle” is free.  You can get around UH campus by different route of rainbow shuttle.  Get on them from Varney circle in front of student service center.  You can get the route map from student service center.

 

City bus: Bus fare is $1.50. Be sure to ask for “transfer ticket”.  Monthly bus passes ($27) and bus schedules are available at the UH Campus Center, Star Supermarket, and at any 7-11 store in Honolulu.  For information on how to get from one place to another, anywhere on the island, call The Bus at 848-5555.

 

Taxi: Unlike other major cities, Honolulu does not have taxis widely available for “on-street” hailing except in Ala Moana and Waikiki areas.  Therefore, you’d better call the taxi company to get a taxi.

           Charley’s Taxi                 531-1333

           Sida of Hawaii                 836-0011

           City Taxi                524-2121

 

Car rentals may be made through several agencies located in Waikiki.  Several of these are:

           Alamo                                          947-6112

           Budget Rent-a-Car                    838-1111

           Dollar                                           831-2330

           Hertz                                 971-3535

 

 

ATHLETIC FACILITIES in lower campus

Use of University of Hawaii athletic facilities:  Your UH ID card will allow you to access the Pool, exercise facilities, basketball court, tennis court, and gym (weight rooms).  Please show your ID card each time you use the athletic facilities.

 

LIBRARY & COMPUTER FACILITIES

Hamilton Library

Sinclair Library

Wong Audiovisual Center (Sinclair Library). 

Keller Hall computer labs (PC and Mac)

CLIC Lab in Sinclair Library. 

 

You can use the computing facilities at both the PC and Macintosh labs in Keller Hall room 204 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday — Friday, 956-8056) and the CLIC lab in Sinclair Library (8:30 a.m. – 7:45 p.m., Monday — Thursday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Friday, and 12:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, 956-8702).  Web access is available at both locations.  Be sure to show your UH ID when you go there.


Useful Websites

        –UHM website

                http://www.hawaii.edu or http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu

        –UHM International Student Service website (ISS)

                http://www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa

        –UHM course registration website (PA’E online)

                http://www.pae.hawaii.edu

        –UHM general and graduate information catalogue (to know about courses)

                http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu

        –UHM admissions & records office

                http://www.hawaii.edu/admrec

        –UHM English Language Institute (ELI tests)

http://www.hawaii.edu/eli

        –UHM library

                http://libweb.hawaii.edu/uhmlib

        –UHM Information Technology Service (Internet & computer help desk)

http://www.hawaii.edu/its

        –UHM on-campus student housing services

http://www.housing.hawaii.edu

        –UHM off-campus housing referral program

                http://www.housing.hawaii.edu/och

        –UHM student employment services

                http://sece.hawaii.edu/

        –UHM Career Services Center

     http://www.hawaii.edu/career

–UHM student financial aids

    http://www.hawaii.edu/fas

        –Honolulu Advertiser (newspaper) (find housing or used car sales ads)

                http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com

–Oahu Bus service (bus routes & schedules information)

http://thebus.org/Route/Route.asp

        –Travel and tour information about Hawaii

               http:// www.alternative-hawaii.com

        –Voice of Pacific (a Chinese website with info about events in Hawaii)

http://www.voiceofpacific.com/ 

–Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at Los Angeles (provide information for

oversea Taiwanese immigrants and students)

                http://www.tecola.org/     Tel: 213-385-0512 (Cultural division)

        –Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at Honolulu (deal with passport matters)

                2746 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA

Tel: 808-595-6347


Non Immigrants

F-1: Student Visa/Status

1. F1 Visa – business: F1 visa holder generally you cannot own a business. A nonimmigrant (F1 included) generally cannot work unless one is paid the "prevailing wage". 

A-F1 student cannot engage in business because there are restrictions against off campus employment and against unauthorized employment. 

F-1 Off Campus Work & Nominal Payment: You need authorization for off-campus work. 

F-1 Practical Training: There is a 12 month limit on the duration of PT. Must complete training within 14 months of graduation. There is an O.I. (Operating Instruction) that any unused portion of PT cannot be used at a later time unless "reserved" in accordance with O.I. 

F-1 Expiration of: Usually F1 is valid for 60 days after expiration date. 

F-2 Visa procedures: a) adequate funds to support the applicant and family, b) Should show that applicant and family intend to return home after completion of studies. c) Strong papers to support the above. Temporary stay. However, one can apply to be immigrant Alien later.

2. F1 Multiple entry visa: There is a certain risk because the US Consular official is allowed the discretion under law to refuse a nonimmigrant visa (F1) if she/he suspects that the applicant may permanently reside in the US. There is a presumption under immigration law that all nonimmigrants are intending to be immigrants! Therefore, the burden is on the applicant to negate that presumption (Matter of Brantigan-a 1996 case). Appeals to the US State Dept. in visa denial cases are possible but it is expensive, time consuming and there is no guarantee of success. 
 

H1-B Status and Visa Issues

1. H1 – 6 year rule: The Immigration Act of 1990 (it’s H1B provisions became effective on Oct.1, 1991) imposed the 6 year rule. Of course, like every rule there are certain exceptions. There are published cases which have held that the 6 year cannot be extended by changing employers, or at end of 5th year, or by changing from H1 to L status, etc. 

2. H1 – specific company & Return Transportation: The employer agreed with the INS (by signing LCA 9035) to pay for return transportation back to the home country. If the person failed for a new H1 and the old one has expired or one has left the old company, the person would be out of status. One should file for the new H1. 

3. H1B – Wage Determination: Depends on your local State Employment Service Agency to determine the prevailing wage or a survey.

4. H1B Wage & Location of Work: One should file a new LCA for an H1B petition for each site (even in the same State) if the cumulative total period for that site exceeds 90 days and for each set of functions because of the prevailing wage for H1B purposes depends on the job duties. 

5. H1B – Work Prior to Approval: INS has consistently maintained this postion that one can only start work in an H1B status after you get the new status but there is a 1982 case (Salehpor v. INS) which held otherwise. INS has maintained that the case is not valid. There is always the worst case scenario that one could get deported but as a practical matter, in most cases, the result of this scenario now is that at the time of adjustment of status, you would have to pay a much higher filing fee as a penalty for failure to maintain status unless this law changes & it may.

6. H1B – with Old Employer: Since an H1B is specific for a particular employer only, one is in violation of Dept of Labor regulations and INS laws by working for another employer. 

7. H1B – without Job Offer: You cannot get an H1B without an employer. Consular officials do not normally give it if they suspect you may have immigrant intent.

8. H1B – Visa Stamp vs. Status: Unless you are planning to travel you do not need a visa. You are in valid status at the time the H1B papers was approved. It is appropriate to obtain a new visa based on your new employment. US Consulates generally do not deny H1B visas unless the Consulate can show fraud or has reason to believe that you have committed documentation fraud in obtaining your visa/status. 

9. H4 – Visa for Dependent Spouse or Children: Your attorney is in a better position to assist you since he is familiar with your file. Generally, the minimum documents are your approval notice, Marriage and Birth Certificate. A letter from the employer is required and the content depends on your circumstances but it should not be very complicated for someone familiar with your file. 

10. H4 to F1: H4 spouse can attend school but needs to change status to F1. Generally, changing form one nonimmigrant visa to another is not a problem. 

11. Start Company while on H1. One can start a company or invest in or help create a company while one is on H1. 

The legal entity you help create is different in law. It is looked at as an individual entity. However, in order to work for the company in any fashion whatsoever, even as an unpaid volunteer, you will require a work visa (H1 or other relevant work status) since you are a non resident alien. It is advisable for you to consult an attorney for detailed clarification. 

 

J-1 Exchange Visitor and Foreign Residency Rule

1. J1 2 year Home Residency Conditions: Home stay applies generally only if: 

a) Received funds from the US Government 

b) Received funds from home country Government. 

c) You are on the skills list or 

d) are a medical student 

The 2 years home residency requirements apply to J-1 visa holders. Nothing can avoid the 2 years short of :( 1) a waiver or (2) actually complying with the rule. The 2 year rule has no exceptions even if the person marries a US citizen unless one obtains the waiver. J1 waivers tend to be complicated and case specific. 

 

L-1 Intracompany Transferee

1. L-1 is an intracompany transferee (parent company can file for someone working in a subsidiary company. Legal criteria has to be satisfied), otherwise the qualifications are similar to an H1.  

 

Classes of Non-Immigrants

A-1 Diplomat & Consular personnel & their families 

A-2 Other officials and their families. 

A-3 Servants & Employees of above & their families 

B-1 Temporary visitors for business; 

B-2 Temporary visitors for pleasure 

C-1 TRWOV, Transit without visa.

D Alien Crewmen & Seamen 

E-1 Treaty Traders + Family members 

E-2 Investors + Family members 

F-1 Students 

F-2 Spouses and children of F-1 students

G-1 International Organization e.g., NATO, IMF, WHO, UN etc. 

H-1 Specialty Workers 

H-2 Temporary Workers 

H-2b Skilled Workers 

H-3 Alien Trainees 

H-4 Dependent spouses and children of H-1B holders

I  Foreign Information Media, e.g. radio, television, press, etc. 

J-1 Exchange visitors 

J-2 Spouses & children of J-1 holders

K-1 Fiances and Fiancees 

K-2 Their minor children 

L-1 Intracompany transferees, 

L-2 Their spouses & children 

M-1 Vocational Students 

M-2 Spouse/minor child of M-1 

N-8 Parent of international organization special immigrant 

N-9 Child of international organization special immigrant 

O-1 Aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, the arts, education,
       business or athletics 

O-2 Certain aliens accompanying them 

O-3 Spouse/minor child of 0-1 or 0-2 

P-1 Internationally recognized entertainers and athletics 

P-2 Reciprocal exchange artists & entertainers 

P-3 Culturally unique artists & entertainers

Q – Cultural Exchange

R – Religious Workers

W – Waivers (non-visa holders).

 

Information in this column should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an engagement of the Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah. The information contained herein is of a general nature and may not apply to any particular set of facts or circumstances. If you require specific advice on any immigration issue, you should consult an attorney.

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Last Update at 2008.5.28 by Poshih Chiang

新生訊息—學習

  學在夏威夷  

 學在夏威夷

 Trisha Lin, Fall 2005

夏大學習環境

位於Manoa山谷的夏威夷大學(University of Hawaii at Manoa)1907年成立, 是夏威夷州的旗艦大學,目前有2萬多名學生, 根據美國高等教育年鑒, UHM是全美最具有多元文化的學校. 走在校園,可遇到美歐亜非各洲學生,聽見各國語言,來自天南地北的學生們相處融洽,沒有絲毫種族歧視,UHM是優質的學習環境.

基本上, 夏大學生們平日穿著休閒,T-shirts, 牛仔褲,短褲,和拖鞋或球鞋最為常見, 在夏大求學不需為 打扮太費心,可把心思專注在學習上,不亦樂乎! 此外,夏威夷四季氣候溫和, 不會因寒冬或酷暑而影響讀書興致, 校園各處奇花異草, 還有可愛的熱帶鳥兒或蝴蝶穿梭飛舞, 短暫陣雨後,七色彩虹乍現,在此熱帶天堂學習,即便讀書壓力再大,也能環抱希望繼續打拼. 總言之,UHM是築夢求學的好地方!!!

University of Hawaii at Manoa Homepage: http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/

 圖書館

UHM校園有兩處圖書館Hamilton Library和 Sinclair Library,藏書豐富,並提供安靜的K書空間, 是用功的學子最常的去處. Hamilton Library 去年慘遭洪水之災,目前已經恢復正常作業,ㄧ般借書或期刊主要是到Hamilton Library,該圖書館ㄧ樓有數十部PCs,可以提供線上搜尋,不過,在家也可上網透過圖書館網頁(Hawaii Voyager Library Catalog)查詢書籍caller no. ,再到圖書館找借書, 建議你先由線上搜尋確定書籍是否仍在館內,若已被借出,可到圖書館Circulation要求recall,ㄧ般兩週內書籍便可取得. 此外,提醒你到Hamilton Library看書時,別忘了帶件薄外套,因為冷氣很強.

至於Sinclair Library特色在於三樓Wong Audiovisual center有為數不少的視聽資料,可以免費出借,為期三天,其中不乏新穎的DVDs, 當紅電視影集(如慾望城市,六人行…)或經典老片, 借視聽資料可透過線上request,約15分鐘後可以pick up,也有不少學生偷得浮生半日閑,躲在視聽室內欣賞精彩影片,ㄧ飽眼福. 至於課堂老師reserved books 通常是存放該館ㄧ樓,可借閱數小時後歸還. Sinclair Library環境清幽, 溫度適中, 唸書時有涼風徐徐,偶爾還有鳥兒飛來作伴, 所以不少學生偏好在此唸書.

Hamilton Library Home page: http://libweb.hawaii.edu/

Sinclair Library Home page: http://www.sinclair.hawaii.edu/

 電子資料庫

在美國留學,寫報告是家常便飯,若要寫學術論文或博碩士論文,更要懂得善用學校每年花上億預算購買的電子資料庫. 首先,到Hamilton Library網頁,點選Electronic resources,之後key in “Ebscohost”等資料庫名,點選Academic Premiere Database等.便可以access無盡的學術性或期刊電子資料 ,還有全文papers可以下載,對寫報告或作學問助益良多,萬一欲拜讀之papers非夏大館藏或電子資料庫所有,你可以線上填寫interlibrary loan,ㄧ般數天便可獲得email電子全文,相當方便省時!

此外, Google也可以有進階查詢功能,並可以點選visual選圖,對作課堂powerpoint報告的視覺呈現,幫助不少,不過google語言改設英文,圖片搜尋結果最為理想, 而google scholar可搜尋到較學術性的文章. 最後,Wikipedia是很受歡迎的線上百科,可以參考名詞定義,不過,這是網路上同好的智慧結晶,並非權威之作,引用上需小心查證.

  電腦網路空間

位於Keller Hall一樓的Information Technology Services (ITS) 是學生們求助電腦相關疑難雜症的最好去處, 例如夏大註冊前會告知新生申請Myuhportal account,若有問題可到ITS求救; UHM校區有幾個區域提供無線上網,但需要設定密碼等,ITS亦可以協助學生處理. 此外,ITS有computer lab, Hamilton Library和 Sinclair Library也有不少電腦可供同學們使用或上網.

 

Information Technology Services Homepage: http://www.hawaii.edu/its/

UHM account management https://sunsys.its.hawaii.edu/acctmgmt/

UHM personal homepage making http://www.hawaii.edu/personalhp/

UHM wireless setting http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/

  唸書好所在

由於Hamilton Library和 Sinclair Library開放時間並非24小時全年無休,遇到閉館或想換地方用功時,還有哪些不錯的K書空間呢? 

     1. Starbucks: 不僅有咖啡香,有無線網路,和NB的電力插頭…East Manoa的Starbuck有歐式風味, Warehouse的Starbuck可欣賞觀光客, Hawaii Kai的Starbuck有貴族味道…

     2. Volcano Joe: 位於University Ave.和Metcalf交叉口的粉紅歐式建築,Pizza, Lasagna,和Pita都相當美味, 也有無線網路,和NB的電力插頭…

     3. Beach: 偶爾學學老外,帶書到海灘,邊享受碧海藍天,邊咀嚼知識的味道,也別有一番滋味, 這可是夏威夷唸書免費的特權呢! 當然還有很多K書新地點等你開發,只要有求知的心,無處不可唸書,不是嗎?

Last update: 10/17/05 by

   

新生訊息—食


 吃在夏威夷

 

                      Edited by  Dorinda Liu, Spring 2008

夏威夷飲食的簡介

         地處於東西方交界地帶的夏威夷,在其飲食習慣上也反映了這個東西合璧特點,對於台灣來的學子來說,這是一大福音,在飲食上我們並沒有太多的適應問題,更有著諸多的好餐廳,在我們學習上有重要突破時,陪我們歡度這個重要時刻;更能在我們心情低落、食欲不振時,給我們另外一種支持。總之,我們只要能吃得飽飽,頭好壯壯,自然能在學業上好好施展身手,飲食的重要自不在話下,感謝TWSA 上面諸多熱心朋友提供的資訊,讓新來的台灣學子可以在最快的時間得到最充份的資訊。

 感謝名單:  Dan X. Hall, Jasmine Chen, Susan Y. Lin, Henghao Chang, Carol Lin and Dorinda Liu.

 東方飲食區

1. 台灣菜

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Sweet Home Cafe 溫馨小館 

 道地台式火鍋店,想念台灣口味的人,絕對不可不來嚐嚐令人想念的那個台灣火鍋湯頭。另外,店面雖說不是很大,裡面的人常都是滿滿的,台灣人的熱情絕對不會少的。

2334 S. King, # 102

 萬家便利商店

相信到過萬家便利商店買過水餃的人,對那裡的手工水餃和台灣小菜絕對讚不絕口,實在是口味道地啊,當然對於老闆娘那洪亮的嗓音,相信也有一種份外親切的感受。

Area: University

 位在University Avenue上(Kinco’s 的對面)

秀蘭小館

到過China Town裡面的Culture Plazza的人,應該都知道秀蘭小館在那裡,很好找,食物也都是台灣常見的麵飯類,寫到這裡突然好想台中家裡附近那家超級老招牌的陽春麵店,總之,就是類似那樣的台灣小店啦。

Area: China Town

Maple Garden

楓林閣

楓林閣相信大家都不陌生,有一件事情相當值得一提,就是裡面有賣燒餅油條啊,這可是夏威夷給它很神奇的喔,當然它的中式料理都相當精緻好吃,來夏大念書可得畢業前來吃上一次喔^_^~

Area: Mo’ili’ili

909 Isenberg St , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 941-6641

 

 2.  廣東菜

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant

馥苑海鮮餐廳

想吃便宜又好吃龍蝦餐的人,選馥苑應該是一個很好的選擇,龍蝦高貴又不貴啊,不知為何,覺得比在波士頓China Town吃的龍蝦也不遜色啊。

http://starbulletin.com/96/06/10/features/eater.html

http://www.mccullysc.com/detailpage.php?article_id=34&section_id=3

Area: McCully (Shopping Center)

McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 200

(808) 973-0168

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily

Parking: Yes.

Fook Lam Seafood Restaurant

福臨門海鮮酒家

如果沒有推薦福臨門,覺得實在少了什麼…很喜歡他們的Dim Sum,經濟實惠又好吃,每次去吃都有很幸福的感覺。對了,Dim Sum是早上到下午兩點前,可不要錯過喔。

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2006/01/fook_lam_seafoo.html

Area: China Town (Culture Plazza)

100 N Beretania Street #110

(808) 523-9168

(國父銅像往裡面走,就在右手邊第三家店 )

 

3. 日本料理

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Hide Chan restaurant 

Hide Chan是一家Okinawan開的local Japanese restaurant,裡面所有的人員都是一家人,爸爸Hide Chan是主廚,媽媽負責招待,女兒常出入幫忙,裡面的客人大都是local Japanese,也都是常客,客人和這家人的氣氛融洽就像家庭聚會,每逢節日裡面必定是一位難求,很多local常客都在這裡歡度佳節。至於食物當然不用說,有一種做給家人吃的用心和細膩在裡面,食物都是傳統日本的食物,味道十分道地,而非Okinawan style 。

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Jun/20/en/en09a.html

 Area: Mo’ili’ili

2471 S King St , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 942-7900

Mondays-Saturdays:

Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m.,

 Jimbo restaurant

 請參考HH的網站說明,裡面的圖片看起來真的很好吃。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3310596

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/oahu/D37826.html

 

 1936 S King St Ste 103 , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 947-2211

 Yamagen

這家實在歷久彌新,是一些過往留學生的回憶,話說它們的麵條,根據畢業後來回味一番的朋友,覺得以前的麵條比較好吃,應該說是記憶中的比較美吧…我想…

這家確實很道地,因為我第一次去就是我的日本樓友帶我去吃道地日本食物的。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

 2210 S King St , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 947-2125

 Hata Restaurant

雖說店面小小不起眼,裡面客人可都是locals,就可以知道食物很好,價格實惠。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

 1742 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826

Parking: private parking lot

 Momomo

 Momomo算是以結合了日本飲食和飲酒的一家關西風的餐廳,來感受一下Kansai的精緻美食吧。

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Sep/03/en/en10a.html

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011 

 3008 Wai’alae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 737-6666

 Taiyo Ramen

這是一家很出名的日本拉麵店,關於日本的拉麵,如果你喜歡上他那種熬出來濃濃的湯頭,夏威夷實在有很多道地的拉麵店。

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/07/taiyo_ramen.html 

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

 451 Piikoi Street Suite 105 , Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 589-2123

 Sushi Ogame

  http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

 920 Sheridan Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Tel: 949-5911

 Sushi King

相信大家對於他那個early bird的lunch special都不陌生才對。

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-king-honolulu

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

 2700 S King St , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 947-2836

Maguro Ya

這也是一家傳統的日本料理店,品質在水準之上。

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2005/06/maguroya.html

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

3565 Waialae Ave. Ste. 108, Honolulu, HI 96806

(808) 732-3775

Bamboo Japanese Restaurant

 

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4350011

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bamboo-japanese-restaurant-honolulu

2700 S King St Ste D104, Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 951-4040

Taishoken Ramen restaurant

大勝軒

這是一家師出有名在日本連鎖到夏威夷來的拉麵店,是日本知名的拉麵王山岸一雄的徒弟來夏威夷開的分店。就在Ke’eamoku的HMSA對面。裡面很多都是日本local常客和觀光客。裡面的拉麵湯頭很濃郁,如果喜歡辣味一點,裡面的pirikara ramen保證讓你回味無窮。確實好吃,不過也不是那麼超優質就是了。

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/10/taishoken.html

Area: Wal Mart

903 Keeaumoku Street , Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 955-8860

Yotteko-ya

我在夏威夷吃過的拉麵店裡頭,這家京都拉麵店的整體感最好。裝潢、食物、服務都會是你想像中吃一碗感動拉麵的地方。話說,他們的拉麵都要等的,因為你點了才開始做,坦白說客人也不多,有些特製湯頭還限量,做法都有用心和誠意在裡面。

http://www.mccullysc.com/detailpage.php?article_id=42&section_id=3

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/11/yottekoya_.html

Area: McCully Shopping Center

1960 Kapiolani Boulevard , Honolulu, HI 96826

808-946-2900

Tsukuneya

這家餐廳就為在學校的Dole Street和University Ave.的交會口上,不論是格調或是裝潢都是非常好的餐廳。它的tsukune真的超級好吃啊~~~ 別錯過喔。還有一些超級有特色的飲食,像是Kamadaki gohan裡面的"kamameshi" style rice cooked with BBQ eel,或是烤飯糰nigirimeshi rice ball,實在都有特殊的名古屋風味啊。營業時間是下午五點開始。

http://adcplatinumcash.com/weblaunch.aspx?AdvertiserID=61

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Mar/03/en/FP603030306.html

1442 University Ave , Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 943-0390

5:00 p.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays;

5:00-11 p.m. Sundays

 

 4. 韓國料理

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Choi’s Garden

請參考HH的網站說明,相信看了你會有一股衝動跑去吃吃看。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3265716

 1303 Rycroft St. Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 596-7555

 (HH’s note: 有點難找,在WAL-MART後面。如果從UH過去,走Keeaumoku St. 過 King Street之後,第一個紅綠燈右轉。然後過一個紅綠燈(Sheridan St.)後左邊的第二或第三家就是了。門口是一個停車場。

 Little Seoul

 http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3966518

居然連 http://www.yelp.com/c/honolulu/restaurants 都找不出來,想吃的朋友,請參考HH的網誌循記號前往。

 Jong Ga Korean Restaurant

這裡是非但可以吃道地韓國菜,還可以買到好喝的韓國酒喔,真神奇。 http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4293143

 512 Piikoi St # A , Honolulu, HI 96814

 Ducky Korean BBQ

 http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4398795

 2955 E Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 988-9809

 Sorabol

這家24小時營業的韓國燒烤店之有名,實在不用介紹了。

  http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4398795

雖說大家說這家是全夏威夷最好吃的韓國料理,不知為何,我覺得最好吃的居然是已經倒掉在McCully Shopping Center二樓的億兆。後來去 Soeul Garden居然還遇到裡面的韓國waitress是之前億兆的,寫出來以茲紀念。

 805 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 947-3113

 Yakiniku Seoul

  這家也是很有名,可別錯過啊。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4398795

1521 S King St Ph , Honolulu, HI 96826  

(808) 944-0110

So Gong Dong Restaurant

這家是以賣韓國水豆腐聞名的。

http://www.sogonghawaii.com/

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=4398795

McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd

(808) 946-8206

 

  5. 泰國料理

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Bangkok Chef 

 這家泰國餐廳以口味道地和價格實惠聞名,如Pad Thai (泰式炒麵)只要$4.75,真是好價錢啊。

www.bangkokchefexpress.com

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2005/11/bangkok_chef.html

 Area: Nu’uanu

 1626 Nuuanu Ave , Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 585-8839

Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Parking: private lot

 Mekong Thai Restaurant

連續在South King上面有兩家店,實在太受歡迎了。

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mekong-thai-restaurant-honolulu-2

 1295 S Beretania St , Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 591-8841

 

6. 夏威夷料理

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

Alan Wong’s Restaurant

這家餐廳應該目前推薦的餐廳裡聲望是去年最高的,因為它榮獲了Ilima Award 2007 的最佳餐廳,想要好好犒賞自己的朋友們,這家餐廳當之無愧,可是荷包就會大失血囉,別怪我沒提醒您。

http://www.alanwongs.com/pineroom/pine_room.html 

 1857 S. King St , 3rd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 949-2526

  

 

 西方飲食區

1. Italian food

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Bravo Restaurant

 這是一家著名的傳統的義大利餐廳,成立於1987年,並且連續三年榮獲Honolulu Advertiser Ilima美食大賽的"Favorite ItalianRestaurant",在2004年由大眾票選榮膺"Best Leeward Restuarant"。

 http://www.bravorestaurant.com

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/06/bravo_restauran.html

Area: Aiea (Pearlridge Mall)

98-115 Kaonohi St. Aiea, HI 96701

(808) 487-5544
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.

 La Pizza Rina

 這家餐廳的食物是以Pizza著稱和價格經濟實惠著稱,想嘗嘗好吃的Pizza,可以考慮這家看看。

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/06/la_pizza_rina.html

http://www.hawaiidiner.com/reviews/review.php?review=112

Area: Makiki

1425 King St. Makiki area, Honolulu

(808) 941-6634

Lunch: Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm

Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, on Sun 5pm-9pm

 Paesan

(缺)

 這是一家高格調的義大利餐廳,裡面的裝潢、氣氛和食物都是很好的,可惜價錢就沒有那麼好了,個人覺得是我在夏威夷吃過的義大利餐裡面整體印象最好的,除了價錢。

 Area: Manoa (Manoa Marketplace)

(缺)

 Boston’s Pizza

這家pizz餐廳在美國有很多的連鎖店,看樣子得去吃一次看看囉。

http://bigzdesigns.com/bostonspizzahawaii/locations.htm

 Area: Manoa

 2740 E Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 988-1055

 Buca di Peppo

 這也是一家全美都有分店的義大利餐廳,適合全家用餐,價格不算貴,夏威夷就這麼一家,地點在Ward Centers。

http://www.wardcenters.com/Dining/Merchants/BucadiBeppo.html

http://www.bucadibeppo.com/locations/location.aspx?location=1001

 Area: Ward Entertainment Center

(808) 591-0800

Monday – Thursday: 11-10

Friday: 11-11

Saturday: 11-11

Sunday: 11-10

 Verbano

Verbano在歐胡島上一共有三間分店,而且曾榮獲1998/1999兩年的年度最佳義大利餐廳,可見是在水準之上的餐廳。

 http://www.verbanohawaii.com/

Area: Kaimuki, South King Street

3571 Waialae Ave # 101, Honolulu, HI 96816
      (808) 735-1777

1451 South King Street , Honolulu, HI 96814
      (808) 941-9168 or (808) 947-2662

M-F 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm,

Su 5pm-10pm

 Auntie Pasto’s

這家在歐胡島一共有兩家店,一家在 Maui島上,裡面一個link的review提到這家餐廳給氣氛很熱鬧,在美國獨居太久的人,可以去吃看看,應該可以感受到地中海義大利式的熱情,怕吵的人,則不推薦囉。

 http://www.auntiepastos.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/auntie-pastos-honolulu

 Area: Beretania

1099 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI

Ph (808)523-8855

Mon-Thurs 11:00am – 10:30pm
       Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm
       Saturday 4:00pm – 11:00pm
       Sunday 4:00pm – 10:30pm

 

 Romano’s Macanoni Grill

這是一家跨國性的義大利餐廳,食物有一定有水準以上的,重點是它就位在Ala Moana Shopping Center裡面,逛街餓了,可以順道晃進去啊…

 http://www.macaronigrill.com/Menu/Menu.aspx?UnitId=725.149.0001

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jan/13/en/FP601130314.html

錯過的朋友,別懊惱。你在台北信義計畫區也吃的到喔。

http://www.taiwanfun.com/north/taipei/dining/0508/0508romanosTW.htm

Area: Ala Moana Shopping Center

1450 Ala Moana Boulevard , Honolulu, HI 96805

(808) 356-8300

 

 

 

 

註: 整理到這裡發現都是一堆好義大利餐廳,為何受到推薦的多半都是義大利餐廳呢? 突然可以體會我的一位韓國朋友跟我說的,他在夏威夷因為吃太多義大利美食體重暴增,各位帥哥美女們在大快朵頤時,可別忘了要多運動來平衡啊。

 

 2. American food

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Big City Diner

 

一家濃濃美國風的餐廳,個人覺得好像在夏威夷很少餐廳會這麼有美國風,島上共有五家,Kaimuki的那一家,waiter還會穿上Warrior的足球服,配合著牆上吊著的大大螢幕播放足球比賽,真是給它整一美國風味,另我的感恩節火雞餐就是在這裡吃的,坦白說,火雞肉不夠好吃,但是,做法很道地、很美國。

 http://www.wardcenters.com/Dining/Merchants/BigCityDiner.html

http://bigcitydinerhawaii.com/locations.asp

 Area: Ward Entertainment Center, Kaimuki

Sun-Mon 7am-11pm

Tues-Thurs 7am-12am

Fri-Sat 7am-1am

591-8891

Parking: Kaimuki (none)

 

3. Greek food

 Olive Tree Cafe

這家餐廳在希臘菜中算是非常好吃又不算很貴的,喜歡吃希臘菜的朋友可別錯過啊。

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Apr/16/en/en08a.html

http://maona.net/archives/2005/05/the_olive_tree.php

 Area: Kahala (Mall)

4614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 107,

(808) 737-0303

Mon-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri-Sun 11am-10pm

 The Greek Corner

 相信大家比我還清楚這家希臘菜餐廳…

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2005/11/the_greek_corne.html

Area: University

1025 University Ave , Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 942-5503

 

 東西融合飲食區

1. Japanese-Cantonese-Italian Fusional food

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Kit n’ Kitchen

這家的主廚的來歷解釋了為何這家餐廳的菜色融合了日本、廣東和義大利菜。主廚Kit Yiu來自於香港,在日本學習義大利料哩,價格不算便宜,食物烹調均相當精緻,就這樣等級的料理,它的價格算是相當合理。

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/Feb/15/en/en16a.html

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2004/10/kit_n_kitchen.html

Area: University

1010 University Ave Ste B, Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 942-7622

Parking: private lot

 2. Euro-Asian Hawaiian Fusional Cuisine

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Roy’s

主廚 RoyYamaguchi 出身於日本東京,在紐約受廚藝訓練和教育,在年輕時曾隨祖母到Maui島參觀過的經驗,埋下了Roy Yamaguchi 日後致力於Fusional food的種子,在1988年搬到Hawai’i並開了Roy’s這家日後成為夏威夷一等一fusional food 餐廳。(註: 今年2008是他們成立二十周年)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/roys-honolulu

但是該如何好好品嘗Roy’s食物,HH有個人的經驗分享給大家。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3241929

Area: Waikiikii, Hwai’i Kai

 

Roy’s – Honolulu (Hawaii Kai)
      6600 Kalanianaole Hwy.

(808) 396-7697

Roy’s – Waikiki Beach
       226 Lewers Street, Honolulu HI 96816

(808) 923-7697

Chef Mavro

這家食物價格不便宜,你可以想像這食物是相當不錯的。這是一家French-Asian Fusional Food的餐廳。我每次只是經過,看到French就縮回去了…我不會用法文點餐啊…也沒有辦法正確發出餐點的名稱啊…練好法文再來挑戰囉,其他朋友你們別學我,放膽去試吧。

http://www.chefmavro.com/

1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 944-4714

Tuesday – Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

 留學生的簡餐區

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 J. Y. Bar B-Q

一台可愛舊舊的快餐車停在Metcalf上,賣一些價格相當便宜的簡餐,而且裡面也有很錯的食物,如禮拜二、四的Garlic Shimp真是太美味了,還有mahi mahi配上Taratar source(美國塔塔醬)真是給它好吃到不行。根據主人Yoshi san 說,他們很少會休息,一年就休X’mas和New Year’s Day,其它期間都是正常營業啦,真是留學生的福音啊。

Area: University

快接近到University Ave.的Metcalf旁的停車格上

Mon-Fri: 10:30 a.m.-2p.m.

 

   飲料bar

1. 啤酒屋

餐廳

簡介

聯絡方式

 Kona Brewing Company:

       Koko Marina Pub

 

實在不懂酒類,有請進入品酒高人Henghao來為您說分明了,另,裡面的下酒菜實在很吸引人啊~~

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=5428239

官方網站在此: http://www.konabrewingco.com/ourpubs/kokomarinapubl

Area: Hawai’i Kai

7192 Kalaniana’ole Highway

Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Office: 808-394-5662

 

Gordon Biersch

 

 這一家啤酒屋可不是只在夏威夷喔,它可是分佈在美國很多個州裡頭,在夏威夷的這家很好找,就在Aloha Tower。http://www.gordonbiersch.com/restaurants/index.php?pg=location&sub=loc&location_id=13

至於有多好呢? 還是有請Henghao來為您說分曉了。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=5428239

 Area: Aloha Tower

1 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 1123, Honolulu

599-4877

Sun-Thurs: 10:00 AM – Midnight

Fri-Sat: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Brew Moon

 

 這家也很好找,就在Ward Center的二樓,但是根據HH說,價格很高貴,大家斟酌荷包再行動吧。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=5428239

http://www.yelp.com/biz/brew-moon-restaurant-and-micro-brewery-honolulu

Area: Ward Center

1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI

808/593-0088

 2. 夏威夷咖啡

 Kona Coffee

 Kona Coffee雖說常有機會喝得到,但是,箇中的滋味如何能解,有誰能解? 聽聽看HH的看法,相信你會有另一番角度來品嘗Kona Coffee。

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3239571

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=5390095

再附上Wikipedia的官方說法

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kona_coffee

 Area: Hawai’i Islands

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

HH品評其latte的結果報告

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/henghaoc&article_id=3307917

這一家咖啡店就在Manoa market placeSafeway的旁邊,有free internet service,對於泡在咖啡館讀書的人,這是一個好去處。

Area: Manoa

 3. 台灣奶茶

 Coffee or Tea?

f

這家位於McCully Shopping Center的Coffee or Tea是道地台灣老闆開的台灣珍珠奶茶店,除了可以品嘗很道地的台灣奶茶,還可以在裡面雅致的空間裡面和朋友談心或者讀書,實在不可不去啊。

http://www.mccullysc.com/detailpage.php?article_id=12&section_id=2

 Area: McCully Shopping Center

 

   一些好用的網站

1. ‘Ilima Award 2004: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/specials/bestrestaurants04/ilima

2. ‘Ilima Award 2005: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/specials/bestrestaurants05/ilima

3. ‘Ilima Award 2006: http://www.hawaiitravelnewsletter.com/dining/ilima-awards-2006.htm

4. ‘Ilima Award 2007: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/specials/bestrestaurants07/index

5. Yelp : http://www.yelp.com/c/honolulu/restaurants

6. Ono Kine Grindz : http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/

7. 窮留學生懶人食譜 : http://blog.xuite.net/iq943/recipe?st=c&p=1&w=80975

 註: 實際情況常隨時有所更動,且每個人的口味不同,本文章推薦的餐廳資訊純屬參考,也歡迎您隨時協助我們更新最近的資訊。

 

Last update: 02/27/08 by

新生訊息—住

 住在夏威夷  

                       Cheng-Jiun Ma, Fall 2005

Website information

  1. http://www.housing.hawaii.edu/ :

    • UH宿舍的網頁

  2. http://www.housing.hawaii.edu/och/

    • UH自己的網頁 提供off-campus housing的資料 上面的房子比較便宜而且品質不錯,因為他們都是針對學生,缺點是你必須有UH ID才能進去,所以必須要等來之後才能利用這裡的資源,然後通常房東會挑房客,如果是研究生尤其是女生,會比較容易被房東接受,有些房東會跟你要學校認識你的老師的電話,來確定你的身份.

    • 上面還有許多hostel, hotel等等的資料,以及許多租屋網頁的連結,是要找房子第一個該看的地方

  3. http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage :

    • Honolulu Advertisement的網頁,可以找到租屋,二手車的資訊

  4. http://honolulu.craigslist.org/ :

    • 另外一個租屋廣告的網頁,有時候有比Honolulu Advertisement便宜的房子

    • 再這些學校外的廣告上找房子的缺點是,他們時常不回.所以要多找一些.

  5. http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-rf-houseprograms.asp?hType=Student :

    • East-West center housing的網頁,關於East-West Center的介紹請參考下面

 On-Campus Housing

  1. University dormitory:

    • 申請: 在學校寄錄取通知時,會包含宿舍的申請表.基本上也是越早申請越好

    • 租金: Fall和Spring兩個學期(十個月左右) 最便宜的是3759$ (apartment)

    • 房間: 主要是四人一間的apartment,兩個bedroom.還算滿大的,有客廳廚房跟浴室,有網路和電話.

    • 停車: parking structure的位子很多,要跟學校買parking permit,不管是moped(小50)或是vehicle.也可以停到比較遠,像kapiolani上,不過你必須早上六點起來移車(週末不用),不然會被拖吊.車子的parking permit一個學期差不多150左右.

    • 特點: 以大學部為主,到了週末晚上會很吵,非常適合喜歡搖頭轟趴的人.然後具可靠消息指出,週末他們盛行丟酒瓶的遊戲,滿吵的,而且因為圖書館關的時間比較早,所以住在這要找個安靜地方唸書比較麻煩.另外暑假他們主要讓來UH念短期暑期課程的學生住,所以一般不能繼續住,如果要繼續需要另外申請,而且房間會換. 最後一樓有便利商店和學校餐廳,所以對不做飯的學生比較方便.

     

  2. East-West Center:  

    • 申請: 越早越好,如果等到六七月才申請,會排不到房間,然後申請的時候要寫一篇類似sop的文章

    • 租金: 單人房16$一天,一個月差不多500左右,還可以申請作EWC的affiliate,可以打7折.作affiliate的責任是要參加East-West Center辦的活動,然後要寫報告.

    • 房間: 包含網路,電話,兩層樓共用兩個廚房, 廚房很大什麼都有. 每個單位(unit,有5間房間),共用一間浴室,浴室沒有分男女,不過除了抱怨男生用過後比較臭,還沒有聽到其他問題. 房間比較起來相當小, 但是一個人一間. 另外還有儲藏室,大的不用的東西,或是寒暑假回家,可以把東西放到儲藏室.

    • 停車: bike的話,可以牽到各層,或者停在樓下的車棚.moped樓下也有車棚.至於汽車的位子不是太多.很可能必須停到學校裡面.都是必須買parking permit (bike不用).  

    • 特點: 住的人什麼種族的都有,可見到許多中國越南或印度人等等,不過不完全是亞洲人,也有很多美國人來住.住那裡的人都很好客, 時常一起做飯, 所以可以有機會吃到各國料理. 許多台灣研究生住在這裡, 而且感情非常好. 每層樓都有台灣人的樓主,所以有什麼事可以找他們幫忙,有需要樓主名單的,請私下跟我連絡(對!克文,你是其中之一). 最後這裡的風景相當不錯尤其是住12F靠Diamond Head這面,不過這面比較熱,面向Manoa那面一般來說比較涼快. 

    • 附註: 用卡片試的鑰匙,房門會自動上鎖.如果把卡片鎖在房間裡,可以跟樓下管理員要新的.一個月以要三次為限,多要要加錢.然後也可以跟管理員借樓上休閒室的鑰匙,辦聚會,讀書會什麼很方便.管理員(其實他們也都是打工的學生)只要不遇到一個胖胖的女生都還不錯.

 Off-Campus Housing

  1. Type: 

    • Room: 跟別人共用浴室和廚房.時常是跟房東合住,比較便宜. 另外有些房間,租的時候房東會要求你做一些打掃或管理的事(所謂的room for services),這樣會更便宜.  通常價錢在300-800$/month之間.

    • Studio, Efficiency: 單身套房,通常是一房一廳,廚房跟客廳在一塊. efficiency只有非常簡單的廚房,價錢要800-1500$/month

    • Apartment: 比Studio大,也看裡面有多少房間,廚房浴室會比Studio好.價錢差不多1-2000$/month左右

    • Town house, Condon: 這兩種比較分不出來, Condo是condominium的簡稱,裡面的家具會比較齊全,感覺上是專門用來租給別人的房子;town house是指兩層樓的house.這兩種都比較是家庭式的.再細分有所謂的duplex,是一棟建築物內分成獨立的兩個房子.價錢可以到2000-3000$/month或更多.

  2. Region: 

    • Manoa: 彩虹的故鄉,每天都會有彩虹在你頭上,尤其是冬天的時候,只是這樣表示你必須淋雨騎腳踏車回家.但是基本上很涼快,又距離UH相當近 基本上有車的話,又不在乎稍微貴一點,住這裡滿享受的.基本上像是住陽明山別墅的感覺. 附近有游泳池網球場,然後Manoa market place,有safeway, 四五家銀行,郵局, starbucks, restaurants. 週二週四還有farmers market可以買水果,可說生活機能非常好.   

    • Kaimuki: 跟Waikiki, Diamond Head非常近,是另外一個比較近,但是住的條件比較好的地區,不過最好有車,到學校開車差不多要20分鐘,Kahala mall shopping center在附近. 

    • Maikiki: 跟UH相當近,這邊很多的房子比較便宜,不過要注意有可能品質比較差(髒亂,破舊,噪音…).同一區也有在山上比較好的房子.

    • Waikiki & Diamond Head: 就海灘附近啦,也還不錯,有很貴的,也有便宜的.騎腳踏車到UH差不多要15-20分鐘,坐公車也還算方便.治安也還好,畢竟都是觀光客,頂多晚上路上會遇到妓女.因為是觀光地區,所以附近的生活機能非常棒,尤其是有各國的餐廳.但是比較難停車,附近比較大的停車場在Waikiki底,靠近動物園的地方(不過也是要投錢).路邊可以說不可能找到空位停.

    • Hawaii Kai: 有錢人住的地方,風景非常棒,陽麗花也住這附近,距離UH比較遠,大概30分鐘車程.基本上都會很貴,不過有時候會有退休養老的老先生寂寞,把房間便宜租出去,遇到這樣的機會,算是你運氣好.

    • Downtown & China Town: China Town的治安不是很好,所以這裡的房租也比較便宜.同時這附近住的人龍蛇雜處,然後房東也會比較機車,所以基本上不建議住這,尤其到UH坐公車還要轉車,省錢不需要省到這種地步. Downtown裡以studio, apartment為主,通常比較多在高樓大廈裡.

    • University, Mccully, Kapiolani: 在UH附近可以租的房子不太多,有的話到也不太貴,一般是house比較多.也有一些人專門把房子分租給學生.跟Manoa, St. Louis Hight, Maikiki山上比起來,University附近的壞處是會比較熱,然後風景不好.基本上很適合不太在乎生活品質的窮學生.在university附近,可以去star market附近買菜,上館子.Mccully附近有Mccully shopping center,裡面的餐廳滿多的,還有喝珍珠奶茶的地方,也有7-11.至於Kapiolani上,基本上也有許多food courts, supermarkets.  

    • Pearl City: 比較遠,開車走高速公路(不塞車的時候)差不多要30分鐘到學校,但是會比較便宜.倒是附近的大賣場(99 range market),逛街買便宜名牌的地方(Waikele shopping center),或是百貨公司(Pearl Ridge),還滿多的.

  Temporary Housing

  1. Visiting:

    • 有錢當然是住旅館最好,在Waikiki有許多豪華旅館,一般Holliday inn,這種比較平價的,是在80$/night左右,有些會包含早餐.當然仔細找可能會找到更便宜也還不錯的.至於要更貴的,那就有很多選擇了.

    • 比較便宜的青年旅館(hostel),可在Hawaii hostel guide上找到,或是UH的網頁上也有.一般一個晚上15-25$.共用廚房,可以一起煮飯.

    • 比hostel要貴一些的(25$/night左右),這裡有YMCA,YWCA可以住.另外East-West Center也提供短期住宿,很適合來這裡參觀UH,或是找UH同學玩的人,而且設備不錯.

  2. Summer semester:

    • 來參加暑期課程的人,一般program會跟你說可以在哪申請宿舍,基本上所有UH的宿舍,那時候都會空下來給暑假來上課的人,( UH要賺錢…),還有附近的高中也是,比如說St. Francis High,申請的時候,要多問幾次,有時候會有人退租,所以一開始滿了,不表示後來沒房間.但是有"傳言"指出(注意,是傳言),UH本身的宿舍,暑假時會湧進一堆美國本土來瘋的大學生,所以會比較亂(男女關係,毒品…),所以個人不推薦UH宿舍.

    • 同樣的可以選擇離學校近的East-West Center,或是YMCA. 個人比較建議East-West center,因為裡面的設備或是管理都比較好.

    • 比較利害一點的,可以上網找sublet.就是有人暑期離開,把房間轉租出去.不過不是很容易找到時間完全符合的,而且同常要人到了這裡才比較容易找,房東會比較喜歡面對面的談.

  建議和注意事項

尋找:

  • 申請到確定要來之後,越早找房子越好.East-West Center對研究生來說是一個又便宜又好的選擇,可以先住進去,之後再換.好像說大學生比較難申請到那裡.那麼學校宿舍是另外一個可以考慮的地方,只是比較要看運氣,看遇到什麼樣的室友.

  • 看房子的時候,要注意房租有沒有含水電 (水電一個人一個月差不多要4-50$/month左右),有家具沒家具.有沒有網路及電話, 單是ADSL差不多要30$/month以上,電話申請滿麻煩的(現在大家都用手機),也差不多要個2-30$/month左右.有車的要看有沒有車位.大部分在UH附近的房子(那些非山上的地區)路邊是很難找到停車位的.而且很容易被拖吊.

  • 如果沒在台灣先找好,來了之後要預期有幾個星期到一個月的時間來找房子,尤其在開學季節,便宜又好的房子非常搶手.

  • 不過,確實這裡很多房東在還沒看到你本人之前,是不會把房子租給你的.尤其這裡要租房子的人很多.所以如果不是找學校宿舍,在台灣先找好地方會有一定難度,美國本土來的同學也有這樣的問題,所以不是你英文的關係.

  • 基本上還是一分錢一分貨,比較便宜的房間 (在400-500$/month上下),總是比較髒亂,吵或是熱,而且通常住的人會以亞洲,大陸人為主.所以如果不願意跟說國語的住一塊,要有心理準備,得多付一點房租(600-800$/month左右). 另外一種比較好的省錢的方式,是找兩個人以上合住,差滿多的.

簽約:

  • 這裡租屋跟台灣一樣也需要交一個月左右的保證金,這個錢解約之後,房東不會馬上還,通常會等他檢查房子,清理之後,再寄還給你,那些清理維修的費用是會算在你頭上的.

  • 如果要提前解約,或者寒暑假回台灣,可以把房間轉租出去(得先確定房東不會有意見),這裡這種短期sublet很常見,而且相當搶手.

  • 以上價錢僅供參考,請直接上網去查. 

家具:

  • 所謂的furnitured house,會包含冰箱,烤箱,微波爐,洗衣機(有些要投幣,要準備一堆quarters),還有床.這些是最基本的.有些會包含一些書架桌椅沙發之類的.至於冷氣,這裡一般房子裡是不需要冷氣的,不過白天的時候某些區域會比較熱,所以如果房間裡面有裝冷氣,那基本上表示這間房間會熱.

  • 床的大小有分twin size, double size, queen size,和 king size. twin size對成年人稍微小一些, double size大小剛剛好(對不太高大的亞洲人來說),queen size和king size以台灣的標準來說是雙人床.double size要感情很好的夫妻倆才塞的下.購買床時,主要分作三個部分,mattress, foundation,和frame, …,基本上mattress是床墊,底下多放一層foundation,然後再架在frame上.克難的話其實只需要mattress就夠了,其他可以不一定要買. 二手的mattress (queen size)我買的時候要80$. 

  • 如果本來就有電話的話,這裡市內電話,或者說區碼是808的,通常是不用錢的(也要看房東買的plan),但是如果要打回台灣,請買電話卡.

其他:

  • 這個網頁裡所有的價錢都是根據個人經驗,所以不會很準.請自行去網路上查.

 by CJ 2005.10.18

Last update: 10/17/05 by